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Review my site please - I won't be offended!!

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by ogeps, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. ogeps

    ogeps Newbie

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    Can anyone spend a minute or two taking a look at my site(s) -
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    www.wiiuser.co.uk
    . It's a straightforward (amazon web services) console games site, as are the four others linked to it, and sales are slow. I think it's mainly an issue of poor traffic:( which I hope to increase by following some of the great ideas I've found here. If anyone thinks it's more fundamental than that please say.

    Any ideas are welcome.
     
  2. easymlmpro

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    I think it looks good. In terms of traffic, somewhere in this forum is a link to iBusiness*Promo*ter which is a helpful SEO tool.

    Maybe also find a newsletter or some type of promo you can add a form for. Start a db on your visitors and get an autoresponder going. Just a thought.
     
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    i like it lol. did u design it all yourself? i have a wiifit site id like to get going a lil and this design is nice n clean i think
     
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  4. ogeps

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    easymlmpro - thanks I'll look out for that software. You are right I've been considering a newsletter/blog or something but I've been put of buy the 'up-keep' work. Can you recommend auto tools for this?

    Dan08 - thanks for the comments. Yes I designed/developed them - glad you like them
     
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    The top green nav bar - The top of the gradient is too light, mixes with the white and a little hard to see. Gif on top rotates a little too fast.

    Other than that, very cool.
     
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  6. ogeps

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    Deskcoder - thanks for your comments, Yes the green is a bit bright. I can slow the image (acually a flash movie) down.

    From peoples comments the site design seems to be ok - so now the 'simple' task of getting relevant traffic to it (and the other four).

    Any ideas about relevant traffic for games site is welcome!
     
  7. Black&Red

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    Very nice design.

    As DeskCoder said nav bar is too light.


    About traffic, just check forum, it's full of info ;)

    Good luck mate.
     
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  8. ogeps

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    Black&Red - thanks it's good to get feedback!
     
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    great site . in my opinion i dont like the colors you have choosen.
    the light green and the green-blue color.
    maybe more contrast will do good.
    also i believe you have already adjusted the flash file because it doesnt move very fast.
    great work
    i wish you a lot of success.
     
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  10. ogeps

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    thanks bintbis. fyi I choose the colours as they're the colours of the wii console/controller itself!
     
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    The only gripe I have is the nav bar. The white overlay should be lessened. Besides that it looks great.
     
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    In terms of the site's design or the visual part I don't have any negative remark against your site. But I don't know if you have done your job especially in the unseen factors like traffic, SEO optimatization, building links, back links, buying reviews from other site and other online/offline marketing activities which are also crucial for your success.
     
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  13. ogeps

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    autoattacker - thanks. I think the onpage SEO is done correctly but the rest of it is what needs working on. Links are low and hopefully using the strategies on BHW I can drastically improve that, along with driving traffic to it and the other sites (ps3user, xboxuser, pspuser and dsuser) which are in a similar position of loneliness. Thanks again:)
     
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    AUTOATTACKER Registered Member

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    Though I'm a bit older now still I love to play God of War with my slim PSP. And I'm a big fan of Dark Alex's custom firmware for Sony's li'l machine. So it's also beneficial to market your wares via PSP fora and to capture this kind of niche.
     
  15. ogeps

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    autoattacker - thanks and noted!!:)
     
  16. scriptkiddy

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    I like the site, if it were mine I'd be a little concerned about the domain name.
    It would be a shame to do a lot of work, get a sucessful site and have nintendo
    come after you and take your domain because of the TM infringement.
     
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    Yeh nice site, but i don't see how nintendo would call for the infringement...there are so many sites with it in their title...i'd think if it were just wii.com or something that was almost posing as a wii corporate extension of some sort. I used to own a wii domain for almost a year and had no problems with it.
     
  18. ogeps

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    Thanks for your comments guys. Yeah, there are loads of domains using console names so I hope I'm not chancing it, especially since the other sites I have are pspuser, xboxuser, pspuser and dsuser. My god I'll be in deep trouble if they all come after me.
     
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    review of site what i would change graphics wise:

    make the side top 5 games grey boxes into curved boxes reduce the border size to size 1 , remove the emboss from around the top green nav and change the font colour of the text from wii store and wii cheats to a dark green , but change the background of behind the home a blue colour as with the ones below, then because i said remove the emboss add a slight border around it a lightish green colour just to define the edges, then, change the way you have done the gradient on the top bar to one that fades from the lighter colour to the darker colour instead of the sliced way it is at the moment, try add some more icons and text links at the top next to the visit our store. the animation on the left increase the quality as the images are either blurred or have gone pixalted, then on the winners dont use drugs banner, add some nice image or large icon next to the go button and under cheat instead make a dotted line to seperate things, make the blue headers a little shiny and reduce the border size to 1. the console banners at the bottom, make them have some nice background overlay and remove the white glow from around the images. , the nintendo wii add a reflection of it under it, that would look nice and give more depth. where it says todays wii bundle, change the background colour to the gradient green you have where it says winners dont use drugs, the top 5 games again , change the font on the buy now and more info to arial size 10 or 11 as they look a little weird with the font you have now. with all the buttons, removed the border (the light blue) add a gradient overlay to them to make them shiny, but move the overlay down one pixel so it creates a slight border at the top of them. and add a web two stripe background behind everything instead of the plain background, neil.
     
  20. scriptkiddy

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    Its infringement because it's knowingly using their TM to list their products to make a commission. If they come after you, you've got no case.

    Probably they won't take action, but they could. Personally I wouldn't register a TM domain and then spend a lot of time and effort marketing it. I'd use some generic term. After all, most visitors will be clicking a link not typing the name.

    They almost certainly won't come after you if your site isn't sucessful, after all they won't notice it. But what if your site is a success, a year down the road, it's making good money, it gets noticed and they take it away from you. ZAP you're dead

    So you don't have it now, did you sell it or let it drop? Did it make any money ?

    I once registered a domain with ebay in it, 'till I realised it's just not worth it.